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Organization TypePublic Interest
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Director of Advocacy Responsibilities: Provides leadership, guidance, strategic direction and program supervision. Under the direction of the Executive Director, manages all aspects of litigation and programmatic work. Responsible for the legal work supervision of attorneys, paralegals and intake staff. Ensures that staff members are well trained in substantive areas of law and legal practice through the development of internal training materials, mentorship, case strategy sessions, and utilization of external legal resources. Will assign cases to attorneys and monitor caseloads to ensure a balance of capacity (helping as many priority cases as possible) and quality (ensuring each client receives professional, exceptional legal service). Evaluates staff’s work product and advocacy skills by holding regular supervision meetings, developing and implementing work-product standards, working with staff to set performance goals, and conducting performance evaluations. Responsible for the development of policies and protocols for intake, case handling, and the consistent application of agency priorities for case acceptance. Will create methods for the program to provide extended services in priority areas by defining case acceptance policies, and by the consideration of other resources (i.e. supporting collaborations for assisted pro se clinics and pro bono advice clinics). Will work closely with other legal service providers to streamline client referrals, to respond collaboratively to changing community legal needs, and identify opportunities to provide strategic advocacy. Will represent with stakeholders, constituent groups, and in other outreach efforts aligned with the mission. Will also support resource development, fundraising efforts, and other duties as determined by the Executive Director.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Must be licensed to practice law in Minnesota or eligibility for admission by motion or reciprocity. 5+ years of legal practice, with experience in poverty law, is preferred. Management experience is preferred. A demonstrable awareness and sensitivity to the needs of the populations we serve is necessary. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, working vehicle and willingness to travel to all offices to perform the duties described above, as well as travel to attend outreach, education, and training events. Excellent written and communication skills, outstanding work ethic, positive and professional attitude, resilience, honesty, respect for others, and good judgment are each necessary traits.
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